5 Books You Must Read On Your Way To Becoming A #GirlBoss

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With 2017 quickly approaching, it’s ideal to reflect on the year you’ve had, acknowledging your triumphs as well as your defeats and how they helped you grow. But more importantly, it’s time to set your eyes forward and begin to plot for all you desire to achieve in the New Year. The “new year, new you” mindset isn’t realistic, but New Year, better you is attainable.

Now, you may ask yourself, “Where do I start?” “I’m motivated for the New Year but how do I stay motivated?” Well, the five books below are guaranteed to keep you inspired and groom you into the ultimate #GirlBoss. These authors give just the nudge you’ll need to continue climbing towards greatness in 2017 (their achievements are motivation enough!)


  1. I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

From your social media etiquette (or lack thereof) to addressing serious discussions regarding race and media representation, Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book is giving you candid, comedic yet, brilliant guidance to simply “do better” in an array of essays that in this day and age, you’re sure to appreciate.


  1. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Of course, there’s no how-to guide for navigating life, but this one will help you identify your abilities to navigate life your way and being great at it. If you’re looking to identify which beliefs and behaviors stop you from getting what you want, rising above your fears to live freely and creating a life you love instantly…this book needs to be in 2017 with you.


  1. #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Author Sophia Amoruso was the furthest thing from being considered “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school. However, now as the founder and executive chairman of a $100 million-plus fashion retailer after being a teenage misfit, speaks volumes. No one expected her to become a CEO until she did, Amoruso wrote this for girls like her who are seeking a unique path to success despite the ill expectations placed upon her.


  1. Be You & Live Civil: Tools for Unlocking you Potential & Living Your Purpose by Karen Civil

Karen Civil is THE ultimate cultural influencer and digital Renaissance woman. Through online communities, marketing, and blogging, Civil took her level of success to new heights, especially amongst the hip-hop community. Her book incorporates her personal journey through life and how she unlocked her purpose. And she wants to help you do the same by gaining the mental strength to be self-motivated, remain positive, understanding and accepting of yourself.


  1. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rimes

We could all learn something from the indisputable queen of Thursday night television. In this book you’ll find that for one year, she would say YES to everything that scared her and share how this challenge ultimately, changed her life. Is 2017 your year of yes? Rimes’ memoir is sure to inspire you to challenge yourself in ways that will help explore, empower, applaud, and love your truest self.


What titles are you adding to your reading list to get your mind right for the New Year? Comment below. See you in the New Year!

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